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Himalaya Darshan Treks Pvt. Ltd

"Experience Naturally Nepal With Us"

$1150

Per person - All price inclusive

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  • Trip Grade:
    Moderate
  • Max-Altitude:
    5,416m
  • Best Season:
    Autumn & Spring
  • Trip Mode:
    Lodge Trek
  • Group Size:
    Min 2

Major Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek:

  • Different landscapes: Explore a variety of remarkable landscapes, from lowland subtropical forests to alpine highlands, passing rice terraces, waterfalls, and charming villages along the way.
  • Thorong La Pass: Challenge yourself to cross Thorong La Pass at an altitude of 5,416 meters. This is the highest point of the trek and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.
  • Natural beauty: Marvel at the majestic beauty of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges with their snow-capped peaks, deep gorges, and pristine glacial lakes.
  • Cultural discovery: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of local communities including the Gurung, Thakali, and Manangi ethnic groups. Visit ancient monasteries, and traditional villages and interact with friendly locals along the trails.
  • Muktinath Temple: Visit the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site of Muktinath, known for its 108 fountains and eternal flame.

Annapurna Circuit Short Trek

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a classic trekking route in Nepal’s Annapurna region. It is famous for its magnificent beauty and scenery. It is considered one of the top 10 trekking destinations in the world by trekkers from all over the entire world.

The trek usually starts in the town of Besisahar/Bulbule and follows a detour, taking you through a series of beautiful villages including Jagat, Dharapani, Manang, and Pisang. After that, the route to climb up to Thorong La Pass is difficult, located at an altitude of 5,416 meters. Trekking this route is a lifetime achievement and offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains.

As you continue your journey, you will be captivated by the eye-catching natural beauty. The Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs dominate the horizon with snow-capped mountains shining. This Annapurna trail also takes you through the canyon, Kali Gandaki Gorge and offers glimpses of fascinating glacial lakes, including Lake Tilicho, one of the highest in the world.

In addition to the incredible views, the Annapurna Circuit Trip offers the chance to immerse yourself in the rich local culture. The area is home to different ethnic villages including the Gurung, Thakali, and Manangi ethnic groups, each with their own traditions and languages. Onwards the route, you will have the opportunity to visit ancient monasteries, Buddhist stupas, and traditional villages, where warm and hospitable locals will greet you with a smile.

Best time to do Annapurna Circuit Trek:

The spring (March to May) and fall (September to November) seasons are the ideal times to complete the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The trail is decorated with colorful rhododendron forests in bloom during the spring, while in the fall, clear mountain views against a backdrop of blue skies can be found. These times of year offer consistent weather, which makes hiking comfortable and visibility great.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty:

While the Annapurna Circuit Trip is a remarkable adventure, it’s important to note that it falls under the category of moderately difficult treks. It requires good fitness and some prior climbing experience. Climbing to the heights and crossing the Thorong La Pass poses the biggest challenges, requiring good climatic and physical preparation. Altitude sickness is a concern and hikers should know the symptoms and take the necessary precautions.
Despite the challenges, the rewards of the Annapurna Trek are immeasurable. The combination of breathtaking nature and cultural immersion makes this trip genuinely unforgettable. It’s a chance to reunite with nature and make memories to last a lifetime.

Thorong La Pass 5,416m

The challenges of the climb, such as crossing the Thorong La Pass, add to the sense of accomplishment and make it a truly rewarding experience. A trip around the Annapurna allows you to witness the majesty of the Himalayas up close, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a novice adventurer, this trek offers an unforgettable journey filled with natural beauty, cultural encounters, and developing individuals.

Conclusion:

To sum up, The Annapurna Circuit Trek is an adventure that offers stunning scenery, cultural immersion, and a connection to nature. The trek will take you through a variety of terrains, from lush valleys and Rhododendron forests to alpine passes with panoramic views of the Annapurna range. Along the way, you meet friendly local communities, learn about their traditions and unique way of life, and have the chance to stay in traditional teahouses. Please feel free to get in touch with us.

 

Itinerary


Day 1, Arrival at Kathmandu Airport (1,400m) and transfer to hotel

We, Himalaya Darshan Treks heartily welcome you and your group to Nepal. One of our company staff will take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. The person will be waiting outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, holding an A4-size paper with your name and our company name. So, you have to look for that person for your pick up from the airport.

Day 2, Drive to Besisahar to Jagat (1300m). Stay at tea house.

We will begin our trips this morning after breakfast with a drive through the picturesque Nepalese countryside to Besisahar (850m) by bus and drive to Jagat by Jeep. It is a small and beautiful place. You can enjoy to natural hot spring on the Marsyangdi river bank.

Day 3, Trek to Dharapani (1900m) Stay at tea house.

After breakfast, we will start our journey to Chamche on the road. We can enjoy a beautiful waterfall here. From here we have to cross the suspension bridge on the Marsyangdi River and to continue Tal. It will be our lunch place. After lunch, continue to Dharapani. It is the Annapurna conservation entry point so we have to check our ACAP permit.

Day 4, Trek to Chame (2,710m), Stay at tea house.

Today is a beautiful day, we will walk through a beautiful forest and enjoy the beautiful rhododendron flower in March to May months. Today we can be seeing Mt Manaslu, Annapurna II, and many other beautiful snow-capped mountains. After a short ascend from Danaque we will reach Timang, It is a very beautiful place. We will stop for lunch here. After lunch, we will continue our journey to Chame (The headquarter of Manang district)

Day 5, Trek to Upper Pisang (3,300m) Stay at tea house.

Another beautiful stroll through a narrow, steep trail that follows the river bank will lead you to the settlement of Bratang, where you can stop for tea. After that, we followed the forested walk and rough trails for an hour before crossing the suspension bridge and arriving at Dhukur Pokhari for lunch.

This little village will see the first view of Pisang Peak and the surrounding Himalayan peaks. After lunch, we’ll walk for an hour to reach our destination Upper Pisang.

Day 6, Trek to Manang (3,540m). Stay at tea house.

Today we travel through the drier upper route, which is shielded from the monsoon’s full force by the Annapurna Range. For a portion of the year, the people of this region herd yaks and grow vegetables.

The trail continues from Mungji to adjacent Manang, passing through the scenic but largely hidden settlement of Braga (3475m).

Day 7, Acclimatization Day.

In Manang, we spent the day acclimating. We spent the entire day doing beautiful day hikes and marveling at the breathtaking vistas around the village; daytime is the optimum time to gain altitude.

The charming community of roughly 500 flat-roofed dwellings is nestled amid some outstanding landscapes – Annapurna II, Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m) to the south, Tilicho (7132m), and the Grand Barrier to the west, and Chulu West (6583m) and Chulu East (6059m) to the north. We return to our lodging and retire for the night at the end of the day.

Day 8, Trek to Ledar (4,200m) Stay at tea house

After a magnificent exploration of Manang village this morning, we started for Yak Kharka, leaving the route to Tilicho Lake on the left corner and continuing a short hike up to Yak Kharka, a little community nestled at the base of the mountain (4110m). We’ll climb gradually towards a small hill, then turn right behind it to reach Yak Kharka/Ledar (4,200m), where we’ll spend the night. Remind yourself that you can hike up to a small hill for a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains.

Day 9, Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450m)/Thorong High Camp (4,925m) Stay at tea house

Another short day with views from above takes you to Thorong Phedi’s pass for lunch. A small yet bustling community that caters to the requirements of hikers and climbers. It is located at the base of the Thorong-La, and the trails continue to ascend to the top of the Thorong-La. We trek for an hour after lunch to reach a Thorong high camp (4,925m) for the night.

Day 10, Trek to Muktinath (3,800m), Stay at tea house.

Early in the morning, we will start our hike to Thorong la top 5,416m. it takes about 3 hours from the high camp. It is an adventurous day on your trek. We will slowly (Hillary Steeps) ascend our footsteps, with an incredible mountain view of the Annapurna Himalayan range. After 2.5 to 3 hours of walking, we will finally reach to our final destination the summit. It is hard and difficult walking at a high altitude but you feel proud of yourself. To reach this high, will be on your life experience.

After the summit, we will trek descend to Phedi through a steep and slippery way. having launched here, then continue walking to reach Muktinath.

Day 11, Trek to Jomsom (2,720m) Stay at tea house

Today, we woke up to the beautiful sounds of temple bells and traveled to the Muktinath Temple region, a well-known pilgrimage location. After breakfast, it’s a short walk down to Kagbeni. To Kagbeni, the trail drops through a stunning, arid environment. Kagbeni can be reached only by crossing the Kaligandaki River on both sides.

Perhaps you’ll have lunch in Kagbeni. After a few hours of walking from Kagbeni, we arrived in Jomsom, a large town and the administrative center of the Mustang district. It has an airfield above the Kaligandaki River and is a critical settlement in the Kaligandaki area, connecting to Tibet via the ancient Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route

Day 12, Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel.

Today we will be taking a picturesque plane trip to Pokhara, so we must gather our belongings and prepare. The aircraft passes between two high peaks, Mt. Annapurna (8091m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), giving us the best views. We have a whole day in Pokhara to appreciate the natural beauty.

Visit the city’s highlights and the surrounding areas sightseeing tour of Pokhara Valley, Like Fewa Lake, and Tal Barahi temple.

Day 13, Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.

Returning to Kathmandu entails a 7-hour trip through the Trisuli River and via numerous towns. You can spend your time relaxing or shopping for souvenirs to take home. In the evening, we will offer a goodbye dinner with cultural dance performances in a traditional restaurant to memorated your incredible journey.

Day 14, Final Departure

Today is the last day of this vacation in Nepal; you are saying your goodbyes to the mountains as your tour in Nepal comes to a close today.

But exchange emails with your travel partners and organize your images. You can go shopping or sightseeing if you have extra time. Himalaya Darshan Treks will pick you up from your hotel around 3 hours before your planned flight.

Trip Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle (Domestic/International).
  • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast. twin sharing.
  • One-night hotel in Pokhara with Bed and Breakfast. twin sharing.
  • Teahouse accommodation and 3 times meals during the trek, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and a cup of tea or coffee with a meal.
  • Drive From Kathmandu to Besisahar to Jagat and Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara for Guest and guide.
  • Experienced Guide and Porter with salaries, food, accommodation, and insurance (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
  • Annapurna conservation entry permit.
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek Map for a group.
  • First Aid medical kit, an Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Emergency Helicopter service arrangement (If needed) which will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company.
  • We will arrange a Duffel bag, Sleeping bag, Down Jacket, and warm hat (If you don’t have your own.)
  • Himalaya Darshan Treks branded T-shirt as a souvenir.
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek achievement certificate.
  • Farewell dinner in Pokhara or Kathmandu.

Trip Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Your expenses (Laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, WIFI, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and potters. (Tips are expected)
  • Travel insurance. (Necessary)
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Desserts Sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding, etc.
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the cost include.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Responses & Ratings


One Reply to “Annapurna Circuit Short Trek”

  1. “Big thanks to Himalaya Darshan Treks for making this amazing trip with us in the Annapurna Mountains. Providing experienced mountain guide is the key point for doing a great trek. All the advices, good stories, cultural tips we received and great talks we had about Nepal were so interesting.
    We’ll come back to Nepal soon. All the best. Namaste!”

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